how to make split pea soup in pressure cooker

Split pea soup is a hearty and flavorful soup made with dried split peas, vegetables, and broth. It is a popular dish that is often made in a pressure cooker because it allows the split peas to cook quickly and easily.


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced1 1/2 c. 
  • 3-4 carrots, diced
  • Seasoning packet that comes with split peas
  • 8 cups broth (chicken or vegetable is best)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Select browning/saute to preheat the pressure cooker. Add the olive oil or butter and onion, celery, and carrots. Saute until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add split peas to the pot, add the seasoning packet, and the broth. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid in place, make sure the vent is set to seal, and select high pressure and 20 minute cook time.
  4. When the cooking time ends, use the quick pressure release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully.
  5. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

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